Building insulation materials

Owens Corning Launches PINK Next Gen™ Fiberglas™ Insulation

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 12:30pm

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the company that invented fiberglass insulation, today announced its latest advancement: PINK Next Gen Fiberglas insulation.

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  • Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), the company that invented fiberglass insulation, today announced its latest advancement: PINK Next Gen Fiberglas insulation.
  • The advanced fiber technology of PINK Next Gen Fiberglas creates a tightly woven network of soft, fine fibers to form a super-resilient blanket of insulating micro-pockets.
  • PINK Next Gen Fiberglas insulation focuses on solving problems in four meaningful areas:
    Fewer clumps and chunks for fast, clean cutting and splitting
    Shed-resistant insulation stays on the batt, not on installers
    PINK Next Gen insulation sets a new standard for insulation as the right choice for contractors, builders and homeowners, Wagner added.
  • PINK Next Gen Fiberglas insulation is available in the U.S. and Canada.

Liatris Closes $1M Seed Round Led by MD Momentum Fund to Deliver Non-Flammable Insulation Pilot

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:15pm

BETHESDA, Md., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Liatris Inc., a Maryland-based start-up developing advanced thermal insulation materials, announced today that it has raised a $1M seed round led by the Maryland Momentum Fund (MMF) and Old Line Capital, its first external funding round.

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  • BETHESDA, Md., July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Liatris Inc., a Maryland-based start-up developing advanced thermal insulation materials, announced today that it has raised a $1M seed round led by the Maryland Momentum Fund (MMF) and Old Line Capital, its first external funding round.
  • Liatris will utilize the proceeds from this funding round to scale up pilot samples of its first product, a non-flammable insulation board.
  • Liatris is developing an easy-to-install, board-based insulation that will be fully non-combustible per the ASTM E136 standard and made primarily using low-carbon inorganic materials.
  • The only fully non-combustible insulation product available today is mineral wool, which is significantly heavier and more difficult to install than foam insulation.

DuPont Publishes Embodied Carbon of Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Products Available in Canada

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

DuPont verifies the performance, quality assurance and environmental impact of Styrofoam products through leading certification agencies, such as UL Environment.

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  • DuPont verifies the performance, quality assurance and environmental impact of Styrofoam products through leading certification agencies, such as UL Environment.
  • DuPont's reduced-GWP Styrofoam has achieved a significant reduction in embodied carbon relative to previous DuPont products, as demonstrated in published product Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
  • Despite some competitor marketing claims, DuPont Styrofoam brand XPS in Canada has a published embodied carbon value that is similar to other leaders in the XPS category.
  • To clarify the EPD information available to architects and engineers, DuPont has published the most current embodied carbon information for Canadian XPS products on BeyondBlue.DuPont.com .

Insights on the Insulating Glass Window Global Market to 2025 - Featuring AGC, Central Glass and Dymax Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:55pm

Based on Sealant Type, the Insulating Glass Window Market is examined across Epoxy, Hot-melt Butyl, Polyisobutylene, Polysulfide, Polyurethane, and Silicone.

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  • Based on Sealant Type, the Insulating Glass Window Market is examined across Epoxy, Hot-melt Butyl, Polyisobutylene, Polysulfide, Polyurethane, and Silicone.
  • Based on Geography, the Insulating Glass Window Market is examined across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa.
  • What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Insulating Glass Window Market during the forecast period?
  • What are the modes and strategic moves considered suitable for entering the Global Insulating Glass Window Market?

Epsilyte Moving Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Prices Up With Rising Feedstock Costs

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:17pm

Epsilyte, a leading North American producer of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), will increase the price of all grades of EPS by $0.05/lb., effective August 1, 2021 or as contracts permit.

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  • Epsilyte, a leading North American producer of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), will increase the price of all grades of EPS by $0.05/lb., effective August 1, 2021 or as contracts permit.
  • Rising feedstock costs, along with current EPS supply and demand dynamics, necessitate this adjustment.
  • Epsilyte is one of North Americas leading producers of expandable polystyrene resin.
  • We are a company of scale focused on solving customer needs for efficient, high-R value EPS.

Global Polyurethane Foam Market (2020 to 2026) - by Type and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 3:58pm

The "Polyurethane Foam Market Research Report by Type, by Region - Global Forecast to 2026 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Polyurethane Foam Market Research Report by Type, by Region - Global Forecast to 2026 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • What is the market size and forecast of the Global Polyurethane Foam Market?
  • What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Global Polyurethane Foam Market?
  • What modes and strategic moves are considered suitable for entering the Global Polyurethane Foam Market?

ROCKWOOL's second U.S. factory begins commercial production

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

RANSON, W.Va, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -ROCKWOOL North America has begun commercial production of stone wool insulation products at its newest U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

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  • RANSON, W.Va, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -ROCKWOOL North America has begun commercial production of stone wool insulation products at its newest U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
  • The state-of-the-art factory produces ROCKWOOL's residential, commercial and industrial stone wool insulation and marks North America's first post-pandemic increase in stone wool insulation manufacturing capacity.
  • Using natural gas as the fuel source reduces the facility's CO2 emissions by approximately 30 percent.
  • More than 110 employees from management level to skilled production staff have been hired to date, and as production ramps up over the next several months the total number of positions filled is expected to reach 150.

Global Blowing Agent Market Report 2021-2026 - Shifting Preference Towards Environment-Friendly Blowing Agents

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 11:30am

The increasing polymeric foam application in industries such as packaging, automotive, building & construction, marine, transportation, appliances, bedding & furniture, and packaging industry is expected to drive the blowing agent market.

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  • The increasing polymeric foam application in industries such as packaging, automotive, building & construction, marine, transportation, appliances, bedding & furniture, and packaging industry is expected to drive the blowing agent market.
  • Further, the increasing blowing agent usage in developing economies, mainly in the construction industry, is expected to boost the blowing agent consumption.
  • APAC is the largest as well as the fastest-growing market for blowing agents in 2020 in terms of value and volume.
  • Also, the shifting preference towards low GWP and ODP more environment-friendly blowing agents with the planned phase-out HFCs will further drive the blowing agent demand in the region.

Global Blowing Agent Market to 2026 by Type (HC, HFC, HCFC), & Foam (Polyurethane, Polystyrene, Phenolic Polyolefin) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, July 5, 2021 - 4:23pm

The "Global Blowing Agent Market by Type (HC, HFC, HCFC), Foam (Polyurethane Foam, Polystyrene Foam, Phenolic Foam, Polyolefin Foam), and Region (APAC, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Global Blowing Agent Market by Type (HC, HFC, HCFC), Foam (Polyurethane Foam, Polystyrene Foam, Phenolic Foam, Polyolefin Foam), and Region (APAC, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The blowing agent market size is estimated to be USD 1.4 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1.9 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.5%.
  • The increasing polymeric foam application in industries such as packaging, automotive, building & construction, marine, transportation, appliances, bedding & furniture, and packaging industry is expected to drive the blowing agent market.
  • Further, the increasing blowing agent usage in developing economies, mainly in the construction industry, is expected to boost the blowing agent consumption.

$17.19 Billion Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) Markets, 2021-2028: Polystyrene, Polyurethane, Walls & Floors, and Roofs - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 10:24am

The "Structural Insulated Panels Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Polystyrene, Polyurethane), by Application (Walls & Floors, Roofs), by Region (APAC, North America), and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Structural Insulated Panels Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Polystyrene, Polyurethane), by Application (Walls & Floors, Roofs), by Region (APAC, North America), and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The global structural insulated panels market size is expected to reach USD 17.19 billion by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 5.5% over the forecast period.
  • Governments across the world are providing various incentives to construction companies and building contractors to promote energy-efficient building structures.
  • For instance, the U.S. government, through its Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), is incentivizing the improvement of thermal insulation in low-income households, which is expected to promote the demand for structural insulated panels (SIPs).